Proven Methods for Handling Sensitive Situations
No matter what side of the aisle you sit on - discrimination and harassment claims pose a challenge. Don't get discouraged by these difficult claims! This insightful course will guide you through effective ways of handling EEOC investigations, assembling powerful complaints, defending and preventing claims, and working through tricky retaliation cases. Confront your next case like a pro - register today!
- Take a closer look at how the #MeToo movement has impacted discrimination and harassment claims.
- Discuss ways to effectively handle complex EEOC administrative charges.
- Learn how to successfully draft sophisticated discrimination and harassment complaints.
- Review recent case law concerning discrimination and harassment claims.
- Explore high-level methods for defending and preventing claims.
- Gain valuable insight on maximizing or minimizing settlements.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
- Discrimination and Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era: Essential Updates
10:00 - 10:30, Jacqueline Sexton
- How to Handle EEOC Administrative Charges: Advanced Methods
10:30 - 11:15, Jacqueline Sexton
- Communicating Proactively with EEOC Investigators
- Crafting Employer Position Statements
- Supplying Corroborating Evidence for Position Statements
- Recognizing Procedural Errors
- Knowing When (and When Not) to Use Mediation
- Advanced Settlement Negotiation Techniques
- Drafting Sophisticated Discrimination and Harassment Complaints
11:30 - 12:15, Cody J. Blades
- Who is the Audience? Drafting Complaints with Them in Mind
- Using Complaints to Frame the Scope of Litigation
- Statements of Fact: Focusing on Protected Traits, Wrongdoings, etc.
- Creating Persuasive and Compelling Descriptions of Legal Wrongs
- Effectively Using Discrimination/Harassment Theories of Liability
- Spot-Checking Complaints to Avoid Unforgiveable Errors
- Drafting Discrimination Complaints to Enhance Bargaining Power
- Litigating Discrimination and Harassment Claims: Key Lessons From Case Law
12:15 - 1:00, Andrea F. Hoeschen
- Sexual Harassment in Light of #MeToo
- LGBT Discrimination and Harassment
- Pregnancy Discrimination
- Religious Discrimination
- ADA, Leaves of Absence and Disability
- Age Discrimination
- Defending - and Preventing - Discrimination and Harassment Claims
1:30 - 2:15, Ann Barry Hanneman
- Sophisticated Use of Affirmative Defenses
- Internal Investigations: Ensuring Results Establish Useful Defenses
- Promptly Correcting Harassing Behavior
- Taking Appropriate Actions Against Harassers
- Implementing Forceful Anti-Harassment Policies
- Proving Effectiveness of Employer Responses to Fact-Finders
- Carefully Using Preemptive Litigation
- Countering Pattern or Practice Claims
- Maximizing - or Minimizing - Settlements: Key Techniques
2:15 - 3:00, Cody J. Blades
- Lost Income Damages
- Compensatory Damages: Counseling Services, etc.
- Punitive Damages
- Negotiating Settlements: Cutting-Edge Techniques
- Advanced Retaliation Claim How-To’s
3:15 - 4:00, Ann Barry Hanneman
- Ethics for Employment Law Attorneys
4:00 - 5:00, Andrea F. Hoeschen
- Conflicts of Interest
- Attorneys' Fees
- Duty to Non-Clients
- Handling Highly Prejudicial Evidence
This program on discrimination claims is for attorneys. HR professionals and accountants may also benefit.